VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital

Amanda Lawrie, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Georgia
BS, University of Delaware


Dr. Lawrie received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 2003.
She then traveled down south to attend Veterinary School at the University of Georgia. She graduated in 2007 and moved to New York City to do a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Animal Medical Center. After completing her internship Dr. Lawrie worked as an emergency veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Lawrie grew up in Wilmington and now resides back in the area. She lives with her husband Rob, who is also a Small Animal and Exotic Veterinarian in Pennsylvania, and their 2 sons, Jackson and Finley. They have 2 beagles, Russell and Linda and a lab mix, Claire. She also has a cat named sprout.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and watch Georgia Football, Go Dawgs!

Being a veterinarian is something that I have always wanted to do. I knew from the moment I started in the field as a kennel worker at the age of 15 that I would never be happy doing anything else. I love both the science side of the field and also the personal side when I get to know the clients. I am proud to be an advocate for animals through my work."


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care



Call us at 302-737-1098

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 8pm      Friday 7:30am - 6pm      Saturday 8am - 1pm   EMERGENCY AFTER OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS Call VCA Newark Animal Hospital at 302-737-8100

VCA Newark Animal Hospital - Emergency / Specialty Services are located at 1360 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19711-5458

 They are Open 24 hours - 7 days a week